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Having a good night sleep is important because it can make a big difference in how you feel during the day. There are many things that can prevent you from having a good night sleep. One of them is sleep position. Each person spends about a third of his/her life sleeping. When you do the math, each person sleeps about 2900 hours per year. That is a lot of sleeping which is why you should pay attention to how you sleep. Sleep is important because it restores your body with energy and allows more time for your spirit to connect to the subtle energy of the Universe. Unfortunately, many people have bad sleep positions which can disrupt their physical and spiritual health. Some of the health problems related to bad sleep positions are: muscle cramps and pain, numbness, nerve injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, mental problems, oxygen deprivation and bad posture.
The side position is a very popular sleep position but is bad for your neck and back. It may feel comfortable sleeping on your side at first but after 20 minutes or so, your neck and back will start to ache. Sleeping on your side can lead to neck and back problems later on in life. Some people like to rest their head on their hand when sleeping on their side. This can cause injury to nerves in the shoulder and arm, and may cause carpal tunnel in the hand. When sleeping on your side, use a pillow that is big enough to enable both sides of your neck to be equally long. This way one side is not being stretch more than the other. You should also place a pillow between your legs when sleeping on your side. This will help reduce back problems because it keeps your spine and pelvis parallel to your bed
The stomach position is not as popular as the side position and is one of the worst sleep positions. Sleeping on your stomach is bad for your neck, lower back and lungs. The stomach position is very bad for your back because it flattens your spine in an unnatural way. It is also very bad for you neck because it puts a lot of pressure on your neck which can lead to neck cramps. People who sleep in the stomach position all their life will usually have chronic neck and back pain. If you have breathing problems, you may want to stay away from this position because it puts a lot of stress on your lungs.
The back position is the best sleep position but many people don’t know how to sleep correctly in this position. When sleeping in this position, many people like to sleep with a big pillow under their head. This is actually bad because it causes extra stress to their neck. Using a big pillow can also constrict air flow by closing off the top of their chest. The best way for you to sleep in this position is to use a pillow that is as thin as you can comfortably stand. Thin pillows will help keep your neck aligned to your spine. Sleeping with a thin pillow may feel strange at first but once you get use to it, you will notice a big improvement in your physical and mental health.
Category: Physical Energy